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mod·er·a·tor

 (mŏd′ə-rā′tər)
n.
1. One that moderates, as:
a. One that arbitrates or mediates.
b. One who presides over a meeting, forum, or debate.
2. The officer who presides over a synod or general assembly of the Presbyterian Church.
3. Physics A substance, such as water or graphite, used in a nuclear reactor to decrease the speed of fast neutrons and increase the likelihood of fission.

moderator

(ˈmɒdəˌreɪtə)
n
1. a person or thing that moderates
2. (Protestantism) Presbyterian Church a minister appointed to preside over a Church court, synod, or general assembly
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a presiding officer at a public or legislative assembly
4. (Nuclear Physics) a material, such as heavy water or graphite, used for slowing down neutrons in the cores of nuclear reactors so that they have more chance of inducing nuclear fission
5. (Education) an examiner at Oxford or Cambridge Universities in first public examinations
6. (Education) (in Britain and New Zealand) one who is responsible for consistency of standards in the grading of some educational assessments
7. (Computer Science) a person who monitors the conversations in an on-line chatroom for bad language, inappropriate content, etc
ˈmodeˌratorship n

mod•er•a•tor

(ˈmɒd əˌreɪ tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that moderates.
2. a person who presides over a group event or meeting.
3. a substance, as graphite or heavy water, used to slow neutrons to speeds at which they are more efficient in causing fission.
[1350–1400]

mod·er·a·tor

(mŏd′ə-rā′tər)
A substance, such as graphite or water, placed in a nuclear reactor to slow neutrons down to speeds at which they are likely to cause additional nuclear fission.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moderator - any substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear reactors
nuclear reactor, reactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
inhibitor - a substance that retards or stops an activity
deuterium oxide, heavy water - water containing a substantial proportion of deuterium atoms, used in nuclear reactors
2.moderator - in the Presbyterian church, the officer who presides over a synod or general assembly
presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting
3.moderator - someone who presides over a forum or debatemoderator - someone who presides over a forum or debate
presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting
4.moderator - someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violencemoderator - someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence
go-between, intercessor, intermediary, intermediator, mediator - a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
modifier - a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising
Translations

moderator

[ˈmɒdəreɪtəʳ] N
1. (Brit) (Univ) → árbitro mf, asesor(a) m/f
2. Moderator (Rel) presidente de la asamblea de la Iglesia Presbiteriana Escocesa y de otras iglesias protestantes CHURCHES OF ENGLAND/SCOTLAND

moderator

[ˈmɒdəreɪtər] n
(RELIGION) Moderator → président m (de l'Assemblée générale de l'Église presbytérienne)
(POLITICS)modérateur m

moderator

n (Eccl) → Synodalpräsident m

moderator

[ˈmɒdəˌreɪtəʳ] n (gen) → moderatore/trice (Rel) moderatore in importanti riunioni della chiesa presbiteriana
References in classic literature ?
That gentleman acted as moderator, endeavoring to prevent a general melee; in the midst of the brawl, however, an expression was made use of by Lisa derogatory to his own honor.
But sometimes it is seen, that the moderator is more troublesome, than the actor.
Upon the whole, the Spaniards acted the moderators between them; and as they had obliged the two Englishmen not to hurt the three while they were naked and unarmed, so they now obliged the three to go and rebuild their fellows' two huts, one to be of the same and the other of larger dimensions than they were before; to fence their ground again, plant trees in the room of those pulled up, dig up the land again for planting corn, and, in a word, to restore everything to the same state as they found it, that is, as near as they could.
Cruz later patched things up with moderator John Harwood, who noted the two are "clearly not having that beer you mentioned.
Bobcaygeon, Knox; Full-time minister; Interim Moderator Rev.
Martin decided to ensure he could withdraw the group from the national network if necessary, and he removed moderator privileges from anyone in the Worcester group with a freecycle.
Washington, Mar 4( ANI ): Facebook shares more users' personal information with moderators than it has so far acknowledged, it has been revealed.
It's a copy of an older one which had been passed on from moderator to moderator since 1910.
The Reverend Haydn Thomas was calling for Gordon Brown to base his foreign policy on Christian principles in his final address as Moderator in a speech at Lampeter University.
Twenty eight per cent of internet moderators, who monitor cyber activity on websites such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace social networks, as well as internet chat rooms and online games, said they had seen suspicious activity and passed the information on to the authorities.
FEBRUARY 21, 2007 - Police executed a search warrant at a house in Carlake Grove, Walton, and recovered a Baikal with a sound moderator and 9mm ammunition.
Altmann, elected moderator of the WCC governing body following its assembly in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre in February.